2:00 pm, Lecture Hall 1
M.Sc Thesis Defence
Stability of two social network models
Chennai Mathematical Institute.
A Social network is a graph whose nodes are players and links between them represent the friendship between them. Utility of a player, which depends on the links in the network and other parameters in the model is the expected gain (payoff) that player gets. Players try to manipulate the network by adding or deleting edges in order to maximize their utility. Determining the stability of such networks is a very important problem. We shall consider two specific models and discuss their stability.